Jewish Journal

Go Kosher!

by Robin Heinz Bratslavsky

July 21, 2011 | 5:41 pm

“That’s just the way we do it.”

You might have gotten this response if you asked your grandparents or parents why and how Jews keep kosher.

Sometimes, though, it’s nice to dig a... read full article

  • Egg Rolls and Matzoh Brei: A look at Asian-Jewish marriages

    by Kathy Seal

    July 19, 2011 | 4:36 pm

    After her husband stepped on the glass at their wedding, and she survived the chair dance without falling, Emily Brecher changed into a traditional red Chinese dress.

    “Then my husband and I knelt down before my parents and my Jewish in-laws at the tea ceremony,” Brecher...

  • Extravagant Jewish celebrations — Have we gone too far?

    by Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz

    July 19, 2011 | 4:32 pm

    A wedding that costs $100,000? A bar mitzvah that costs $20,000? When did extravagance and luxury become such primary Jewish values? I can’t remember the last simcha (Jewish celebration) I attended at which there were not tremendous amounts of wasted food, overly expensive napkins...

  • David S.

    by Seth Menachem

    July 19, 2011 | 3:52 pm

    David, age 53, is a nerd. There’s just no way for me to comfortably write around it or dress it up as something other than what it is. During our entire interview, I was distracted by how his cell phone kept slipping out of a hole in his front shirt pocket and he’d continually...

  • Susan B.

    by Seth Menachem

    July 12, 2011 | 6:46 pm

    When Susan first e-mailed me, it was to pitch herself to one of my single peeps. One of the pictures she sent me was of her standing, in a blue cocktail dress, one hand leaning on a silver Aston Martin, in the driveway of a beautiful home. Not wanting my peep to think she was high...

  • Charles P.

    by Seth Menachem

    July 5, 2011 | 5:51 pm

    I wrote and starred in a short film, and the director brought Charles in as DP (director of photography). I’ve shot quite a few videos before — always simple setups with a small crew. So when I asked my friend Yitzy if we could use his apartment to shoot a video, I assured him it...

  • Abby L.

    by Seth Menachem

    June 28, 2011 | 3:18 pm

    Abby came to me via her mother, who e-mailed me after reading a My Single Peeps column. Abby, who is 34 and a stand-up comic, says she asked her mom — a founder of the Malibu Jewish Center & Synagogue — to use her contacts to hook her up with someone like David Letterman....

  • Members of the Tribe (M.O.T.) Video

    Simcha and Gorfinkel

    June 27, 2011 | 4:45 pm

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